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harding, timbuktu. >> and now to the memo that shows the u.s. government's role for when drone attacks can be launched to kill american citizens. the justice department that the government does not need evidence that a specific attack is imminent. more lenient standards then publicly known for drug -- drone attacks. here is steve kingston. and under what exact circumstances will the u.s. government authorized the killing of an american citizen abroad? but the answers are here. it is a 16-page memo written by the lawyers of the justice department, as requested by congress. it is a document that is not strictly classified, but it was not meant to become public. what these lawyers do here is justified is targeted killing of american citizens who have worked with or parts of al qaeda and expense various groups. that is the justification if they pose a an immense threat to america. it provides a very elastic definition of what is an imminent threat. you do not need to know this is a bit of who, what, where, and when of a particular plot against america. it is enough for these individuals to be
house just fine drone strikes on u.s. citizens overseas. nbc news reported on the memo monday night and it has gotten lots of reaction in washington. what are your thoughts? call -- we want to get your thoughts on social media as well on twitter or facebook. or send us an e-mail. we will get your thoughts in a moment. first, josh gerstein is joining us on the phone. here's your headline -- what was this memo? guest: this is a white paper that looks like it was derived from some confidential legal opinions that the opinions -- opinions that the justice department wrote that authorized drones or some other counter-terrorism operations to basically killed u.s. citizens overseas. and it talks about one set of circumstances. it looks like it is talking specifically about a particular country or type of country or certain type of leaders or terrorist organizations and under what conditions it would be ok to use this type of lethal force. it does not talk about drones per say, but it appears that is what they are referring to. if it does not rule out using its under other circumstances. it
prepare for defense against the threat to u.s. territory because of this coming capability, i think china is going to say, that's unacceptable. i'm hopeful. but at the end of the day as i say, the united states can't sit there waiting just for china. we have to be working with our allies on a comprehensive strategy, again, trying to let the region know that we want to be that important security guarantor. we also want to be a major trader, investor to the region and with asia-pacific. and for the stability and that trade and investment, and for prosperity and liberty to take root in this entry, any dynamic century with a rising asia pacific, it's going to have to take greater stability than north korea is right now letting it have. so for those initial comments, i will turn it back to our chairman. >> well, thank you, patrick the as always, very comprehensive argument. the floor is open. before we open the floor -- [inaudible] >> i want to pick up on patrick's point, and elaborate on what i see as the elephant in the room, which is china. outgoing defense secretary panetta told the house
by the u.s. postal service. manila. >> manila. >> smell like an envelope. go places. manila. manila. express mail your senses. hmm, paper. adhesive. manila by the u.s. postal service. the smell of mail. >> i think he is on to something. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. president obama and congressional republicans remain worlds apart on a realistic solution to prevent billions of dollars in automatic cuts. the sequester from kicking in march 1st. right now the politics are trumping any movement towards compromise. joining me now for our daily fix chris calizza, msnbc contributor and managing of post politics.com, and washington post reporters laurie montgomery and nia malika henderson. chris, first to you. set the stage for us. there's no solution in sight. is the white house expecting it has the high road in terms of politics of it and that republicans will be on the defensive because i don't see any way they're bridging the gap. there is no outward ed that began is being bridged. i think the government sees the only way it could be bridged by agreeing with some ta
.com and washington post editorial columnist ruth marcus, and u.s. economics editor for the economist. greg, first to you. you're the expert on all things jobs. the revisions are really good and strong. it shows that 2012 was a lot better. take us through the numbers. >> yeah. well, the numbers for january were more or less as expected. about 157,000 jobs. what was more interesting was that even though that was a slowdown. it was a slowdown from what turned out to be a good fourth quarter of 2012, just when we thought the fears of the fiscal cliff were going to take hiring, we were creating around 200,000 jobs per month. we -- the last estimate suggested it was only around 150,000 jobs. it suggested a nice bit of momentum coming into 2013. >> chris, this is good news for the white house going into negotiations with the hill in terms of the economic movement at least in 2012, but they do have to worry about the softness in january. >> absolutely. you know, i have actually had greg explain to me many times about this because the thing that i'm so fashion natured by is the revisions. i mean, it's lik
. >> and now to the memo that shows the u.s. government's role for when drone attacks can be launched to kill american citizens. the justice department that the government does not need evidence that a specific attack is imminent. more lenient standards then publicly known for drug -- drone attacks. here is steve kingston. and under what exact circumstances will the u.s. government authorized the killing of an american citizen abroad? but the answers are here. it is a 16-page memo written by the lawyers of the justice department, as requested by congress. it is a document that is not strictly classified, but it was not meant to become public. what these lawyers do here is justified is targeted killing of american citizens who have worked with or parts of al qaeda and expense various groups. that is the justification if they pose a an immense threat to america. it provides a very elastic definition of what is an imminent threat. you do not need to know this is a bit of who what, where, and when of a particular plot against america. it is enough for these individuals to be linked to al qaeda be
political contributor the democratic strategist hilary rosen and the former u.s. senator from minnesota and former romney foreign policy adviser norm coleman. guys, thanks very much for coming in. the speaker just met with reporters on the hill. i'll play a little clip. this was his message. >> listen, hope springs eternal. the president can sit down with harry reid tonight and work with senate democrats who have the majority in the senate to move a bill. it's time for them to act. i've made this clear for months now. and yet we've seen nothing. >> now, he wants them, senator, to move legislation that passed in the last congress. the last congress is irrelevant right now. you need new legislation in order to pass a bill. >> wolf, what's not irrelevant is last congress we had the tax increase. so now it's spending cut time. the president doesn't want to to the spending cut. we had the tax increase -- >> right now, to avert this fiscal crisis we have right now, these forced spending cuts, you need a new bill. you can't use a bill from the old congress. >> the president -- you know what, a
'm heather childers. topping the news, new fallout on the benghazi attack. leon panetta saying that the u.s. military could not respond like a police department. >> this is not 911. you can't simply call and expect within two minutes to have a team in place. >> heather: is this a preview of what we could see when he testifies before the senate? a fair and balanced debate straight ahead. >> gregg: and the death of an american hero. he struck fear into the hearts of our enemies and now we have the tragic ending of chris kyle a sniper without equal in military history. >> heather: plus, reports that the american dream have may have been premature. kids believe that their tomorrow will be better than our today. >>> we begin with a fox news alert. a town in mourning as we awaited details on the alabama hostage crisis. the funeral for the bus driver gunned down by jimmy lee dikes. he has been hiding out in an underground bunker with a five-year-old hostage. jonathan, what happened at the funeral today? >> reporter: the funeral procession was led by the patriot guard riders and also a convoy of sc
immigrants who are illegal in the u.s., and securing the border, a fault of the 1986 bill, the president and congress did not do enough. caller: 40% of the illegal immigration problem comes from our airports. they overstay their visas. nobody makes them leave. the people of the world know that once you are in america, nobody makes you leave. until that changes, we are going to have out of control immigration, overpopulation, relative to the economy, we will have a rising levels of poverty, lower standards of living. a pro-immigrant admit is that they will all be entrepreneurs and they will all start the next google. that is a myth. host: cindy has this on our twitter page -- way, a reminder that we will have live coverage of the president's state of the union address on the c-span networks, including radio. our prie-dieu will get underway at around 8:00 eastern. we will kory-error the president's speech at approximately 11:00 eastern time. -- re-air the president's speech at approximately 11:00 eastern time. there is this -- as a reminder, let's go to the president's state of the union a
. speaker, this is no time to eliminate preclearance. i'm reminded of a letter i wrote to the u.s. attorney's office, attorney general eric holder, to just in my city alone, the city of houston, to report 15 voter abuse cases. without the preclearance where would we be? or the proposal to eliminate the independent school district board of trustees, over a school district that has worked hard to survive, will be subjected to the preclearance to determine whether not only the students will be denied their right to learn in a school district they love and is fighting for their education, but that elected persons will be denied the right to serve and others denied the right to vote for them. the voting rights act protects all voters. it gives them all the right to vote, one vote one person. shelby county has raised the issue they should not be subjected to preclearance. they are beyond that. the district court, federal court decided in washington, d.c., that they were wrong. that preclearance is constitutional. and we know that well because about -- because when we had the privilege of re-autho
. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion, and the rebels, who are seen as warlords, gangsters, and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down as the terrible war that's tearing their country apart has arrived here. in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists, ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they lost their homes, their communities, their way of life. we lived free as christians, this man tells us, putting up christmas trees and decorations. but now we
about their future and military officials concerned about the u.s. readiness. shout on from brother-in-law, he returned from afghanistan, gus walker, welcome home. >> steve: let's go to maria molina, she is serving where it is, i know it's really cold outside but it's a lot warmer than it was yesterday. >> yesterday we were talking about windchill temperatures at about 4 degrees when we were out here. today much better the temperature in new york city, 37 degrees and it's actually going to be mild across the northeast all the way down to florida. florida is going to be seeing highs into the 80s across southern parts of the state. 76 in the city of tampa, new york city, 46 degrees for high temperature. take a look at portions of the upper midwest. it will be cold day. minneapolis, high temperature is only going to be 3 degrees. that is warm as it is going to get. you factor in the wind and windchill at the moment north central are frigid. it feels like 35 below zero in fargo. we do have a storm system that is impacting portions of great lakes down to the southeast with areas of heavi
of representatives and in the u.s. capitol where in a few minutes president obama will a congress and american people. hello again. i'm chris wallace reporting from the russell rotunda on capitol hill. president is set to deliver the first state of the union of his second term. he will focus jobs and the economy and lay out his agenda immigration reform and gun control and climate change. he will explain his plan to prevent $85 billion in automatic spending cuts due to kick in march 1st. for more on what the president will say tonight, wendall goller joins us. >> tonight's speech is all about the middle-class. president will say a rising middle-class is the true engine of economic growth. his aides will say inaugural and two acts in the same place. is republicans didn't see much bipartisan in the first act. john boehner says he doesn't have the guts to stand up to his own party. that is preemptive strike likely the expected criticism of boehner not standing up to the tea party and agreeing to a balance of spending cuts and additional revenue to reduce the deficit. on international matters, half the 7
of there. and when it is done the u.s. navy will no longer have 14 class mine sweepers. we will have 13 and we could owe the philippines $300 per square meter of coral and somebody in mapville is going to be in big trouble. morning. the world's most watched tv event just two days away. >>> the alabama standoff with a 5-year-old hostage enters the fourth day. >>> an explosion rips through this building killing 25. others are feared trapped in the rubble. >>> plus, hillary clinton rides off into the sunset. chuck hagel against down right defensive and lions, tigers and bears. "first look" starts right now. >>> good morning. super bowl weekend is here. fans of the ravens and 49ers descend upon new orleans, the town known for the lavish parties is gearing up to throw one of the biggest ever. and there's a lot to look forward to. jay gray is live in new orleans for us. jay, tough assignment. good morning. >> reporter: yeah. i get all the rough ones. good to talk to you this morning. the colors of mardi gras lighting up the dome. comes in the middle of that festival. and a lot of people as yo
. he was scheduled to run in australia, brazil, the u.s., the uk and russia. while pistorius is in court on tuesday for a bail hearing, reeva's family says they'll be a memorial service for her as producers of her reality show released this farewell message from her, meant to be to the cast, but which now becomes her last words, her last good-bye. >> i take with me so many amazing memories and things that are in here and in here that i'll treasure forever. i'm going to miss you all so much. i love you very, very much. >> what a sad story that is. robyn kurnow reporting for us. we'll have more on that later here in "the situation room" as well. other news we're following including some painful budget cuts that will be felt by all of us. they're not only days away, they could affect you in some unexpected ways. plus, senator john mccain is alleging a massive cover-up on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> so it's the state department's fault? who would you blame? who is responsible then? i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always wa
him at the height of the campaign and said obama is going to win and the u.s. starts to adjust for that. between him winning a race that netanyahu never thought he was going to win and missing no opportunity and netanyahu himself ending up in sort of a messy situation, i think that's interesting and it's an interesting context to the visit. >> mitt romney promised he would make israel his first. >> his first. i want to quickly mention and talk about the hagel confirmation hearings, i'm interested to watch, he will make it through the committee and get confirmed, but how many republicans are going to vote for him? right now only two of 45 are on the record saying they are yes votes. probably about 20 have not said anything. my concern was we know there is not going to be a filibuster. mccain and a few others said no filibuster. that's healthy for the process, but this normalizes bad ap sigz party behavior. if they they treat this as a party line vote, they vote no. i don't want cabinet members to be party line votes. the white house's party controls the senate and what about the
kerry arrived in rome where tomorrow he and syrian opposition leaders are going to announce a u.s. policy that will have direct aid. jeffrey is a correspondent for the magazine. he joins me now. we are talking aid for rebel groups. it's non-lethal aid. it went just be humanitarian. more communications gear, could be body armor. >> it's body armor, not armor. >> what they are talking about doing, what kerry is saying he's going to try to do is change the call callus. assad seems to have his own reality base. he's reigning skuds down. it's horrified the west, everyone except perhaps russia. >> most military experts agree if the west wanted to help, they would impose a no-fly zone, not allow syrian helicopters to bomb. >> the white house isn't there yet. >> the president is defiantly not there. he seems to see syria -- he might not be wrong. he sees it as insoluble. you can't solve it. the american public is not interested. you see this in poll after poll. they are not interested in getting deeper into it than we already are. there's no pressure on the administration except from the
of an entrances to the u.s. embassy in ankara. it's unclear whether they were u.s. nationals but the french news agency afp has identified them as embassy security guards. police say the bomber was able to make it inside a security checkpoint at the entrance. turkey, an important u.s. ally in the region sharing borders with iraq syria and iran. we will keep you updated as more details emerge. president obama could pick colorado lieutenant governor joe garcia to lead the labor department following labor secretary hilda solis. a source told reuters yesterday. solis announced her plans to resign earlier this month. dar see -- garcia is a president of the publiceblo campus. he would bring racial diversity to president obama's staff. obama getting some criticism for not having enough of that this term. >>> a new report shows mitt romney's presidential campaign quietly donated employed $90,000 to the red cross in late november. >> that's about one month after hurricane sandy hit the east coast. those filings came in last night and also showed some big payments to the co
the surge worked, what it did was extract the united states from a war that senator hagel believes the u.s. never should have been in, so he didn't sort of have that kind of strong push back. i think that truck made a very good point about what kind of sway he is going to have in congress. you know, the calculation of having a republican defense secretary as it was when bob gates remained as defense secretary for the first two years of the obama administration was to have someone there with the credibility to say, you know, this old cold war system can die. we don't need it. we can cut the budget here and put the money in cyber or put the money in some other activity that the united states considers relevant pursuing terrorists. right now it's not clear that he has enough juice with his own party that any of those arguments would necessarily work. i think that the white house has to be wondering did they buy the kind of authority from him and the kind of bipart sfwlan approach that they had hoped for? >> david, thank you very much. chuck, before i let you go, we've about the to talk about
more than three quarters of the u.s. senate approving the bill that included key provisions for native women. our victories notches in the united states. today is the day. activists around the world will be hosting events as part of the one alien rising to end violence against women and girls. finally, i want to thank the many tribal and public radio stations across the country for any today's address. bring in the state of andean nations to hundreds and thousands of people in any country and beyond. now it is my pleasure to introduce the president of the national american indians. jefferson keel. currently oklahoma u.s. army officer with over 20 years of active duty service and is translated that into a sense of duty and serving indian country and protect in advancing our sovereignty. over his two terms, he is been a two state for indian country. president keel has met with president upon and engaged at the president's cabinet and traveled overseas to educate foreign leaders about our unique nation-to-nation relationship. he has championed health care, were tired with the promise of t
meeting privately with sex abuse victims during his 2008 trip to the u.s. but saved his biggest surprise for last says john thav s who covered the vatican for 30 years. >> he will be remembered as the pope who resigned without a doubt. i think it may be his finest legacy and greatest gift to the church because he has brought the papacy into the modern age. >> reporter: currently the con clave to elect the successor is scheduled for march 16-march 20 but there is talk of moving it up because all the cardinals who will vote on the new pope are schedulealed to be here february 28 to say good bye to pope benedict. >> thanks to you so much for that. we will have much more on the selection of the new pope including why some are saying a woman should be selected. we'll have that in our next hour. >>> congress considers new restrictions on firearms gun rights advocates say there is a hurdle gun control advocates may not be able to clear, the second amendment. just how high a hurdle is that? here is pete williams. >> the ancient map makers once labelled areas they didn't know about as -- it is ve
's position that iran cannot be allowed to get nuclear weapons and says the u.s. should talk to iran. >> that's kelly o'donnell reporting. >>> three stories that will be developing later today. secretary of state hillary clinton says good-bye it's at the white house and then gives a farewell address later in the afternoon. john kerry takes the oath and title of secretary of state. >>> meanwhile, keep an eye on vice president joe biden who is in germany meeting with chancellor angela merkel. >>> now here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. chris christie praised president obama's response to hurricane sandy and he says they had a fun chat at the white house later about how much money the government would give to the victims in new jersey. >>> on monday, governor christie sits down with david letterman. he's been known to make jokes about christie's weight. he says he hopes they're funny. mitt romney's campaign donated $90,000 to the red cross to help victims of soup storm sandy. geraldo riff yar is considering a run for the senate in new jersey in 2014. so that coul
generating a lot of controversy. the secret u.s. drone campaign and how the obama administration is it using it in a key weapon in the fight with suspected terrorist. there are no checks and balances and some say it gives the president a license to kill . others complain that the mere fact that the program is in place is it hypochrisy because the president and his allies are tough on the bush administration. joining us is a specialops wing man who is author of the book. naitance director. >> naitance. >> great to have you here today. it is it a busy news we wanted to talk about what is at play here? what is your first thouts when you learned that the program was in place and could target americans? >> one it is it a great idea to take a terrorist out it doesn't matter how we take them out. whether we walk up close and shoot them or hit them from a drone at 20,000 feet. but the problem is it we are targiting americans. there can never be anyone in a position to have unlateral decision making on killing americans. guys like me and the men and women of the military and the intelligence agencies
for the u.s. we will explain the action australia took on guns after the mass can i canning there, fareed talks with the man who made it happen. gps airs tomorrow right here on cnn, it's half past the hour, we are getting close toyota, we will get a look at the headlines. the head of iraq spy school was kill canned today, bought there's conflicts reports about his death. local officials say he was killed by confronting two stieds bombers that just killed his two bodyguards. the police say he died when two bodyguards were shot. a national hero, formerly charged with murder. oscar pistorius will know on tuesday if he will even get bail. he is charged with shooting to death his 29-year-old girlfriend in his home. through his agent, approximate pistorius strongly denies the murder charge and prosecutors say they will argue he planned it ahead of time. >>> a delta passenger that smacked a crying toddler during a flight could get up the a year for assault. he was sitting next to the boy and his mother. the boy began to cry, he used the n word and slapped the child. >>> a single bullet to the he
is supporting him . cemeteried by russia. they are supporting him and he has a long way to go. >> the u.s. has not intervened in syria as why did in libya. what is the difference here? >> you have the russians protecting syria in the united nations .... and second of all, you are learning now after the third or fourth time. the devil we know and what israel is looking at is it better thant devil we don't know. syrian rebels have ties to al qaeda. you think about what libya had in terms of womans. that is tonka toyce in tef of the syria with the defense . get to iranians in termless of tankings and armored personnel carriers. the stakings are much higher and united states and staud saud backing off and you know, we may not want to stee how it terms out and let them fight amongst themselves before the rebels are going to win. >> you covered the hot spots. you are right there on the front line. you ever get scared doing this stuff? >> being scared is what keeping you alive and you hope your mom is not watching. >> i bet she is. >> she does. >> it is great have you you here. be care employ. >> the
with. 14 years ago this week, bill clinton was acquitted by the u.s. senate on his impeachment trial. only one of they say congressman ever made it to the senate in those efforts. who was that congressman? lindsey graham. famous trying to humiliate democrats, trying to do the same thing now. stephanie: give him the vapors. >> lindsey graham is my favorite tennessee protagonist. stephanie: and here he is, doing his catherine help burn impression. >> this is showing a chip on one shoulder about israel, an unhealthy statement to say the least and i think patently false but unnerving to a guy like me. >> all right thanks. stephanie: pardon me? >> summer's eve could sell lindsey graham, he's like brick in cat on a hot tin roof. >> that's not the character i was thinking of. stephanie: the thing we're all wondering, what is jay think? >> people are trying to say that and blame me as being the bad guy causing a filibuster. that's not the case at all. stephanie: just when you think he reached the last level level douche baggery. he was saying there's nothing icky in their entire family tree
it as a real change. secretary of state kerry wants to show that he's taking the position seriously. >> the u.s. now saying it will provide nonlethal aid to the opposition. describe. >> they've already been doing that. i think what you're seeing is more nonlethal aid. the united states until now mob providing communication mostly radio. about $50 million. today, secretary kerry said there will be another $60 million, another toe in the water, if you will, toward the opposition to provide them with food. to provide them with money. to help govern liberated areas. it's significant, because when you put another toe in the water, there's a possibility that you're going to jump in with the full body. but that's not what we're seeing right now. it's non -- military aid, nonlethal aid. it's a little more. >> there has always been some reluctance on the part of the administration, as you said to dive too deeply into this concept of syria. and one of the areas they cite is not knowing who the opposition is. and the concern there might be al qaeda among the opposition fighters. what would you say to that
with the increasingly violent content of popular media, and there is no standard or any system in the u.s. across varying media platforms. dr. bushman, who holds the margaret hall on robert randall chair at ohio state university is widely respected in his field offers a solution to this issue. there can be universal rating system on all media, but universal systems that are easy for parents to understand. the pan european game information system, for example, has five-age based ratings, three plus, seven plus, 12 plus, 16 plus, and 18 plus. six well recognizable symbols for potentially objectionable material. violence, sex, drugs, discrimination, fear, gambling. the current rating system is confusing to parents. for example, there is r for movies, tvma for tv, and fv, for fantasy violence in video games. another possible idea which is something i have long advocated for is to put warning labels on violent video games. the report also quotes, will i quote it, most research, more research is also needed on what types of individuals are more strongly affected by violent video games. many of the spre
the government accountability office identified one of the highest risks challenging the u.s. government, climate change, it was the first time climate change made the list. back for more. the brain trust. question for all and amy i will start with you this time. where does this rank on the president's list? seriously, we think in terms of getting something accomplished in the next term and what can he do it about? those are the two questions. we will start with you. >> in the state of the union, he said that he would try to pass executive orders to tackle climate change. i don't think than legislatively, he will make a lot of progress on that, but we may see our former communitier organizer being the imperial president when it comes to climate change. >> sometimes you start by making sense and say something that is sensible and then you -- >> you cannot handle the truth. >> it's not fair to say that the president is an imperialist. >> i think what she means is that -- if he makes any serious moves on climate change, it will be through executive orders. >> which are not supposed to be used to pas
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